Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Treehugger Tuesday

From Mother Nature Network online:

At biggest biosphere in N. America, humans live in harmony with nature
This reserve is the first and only one controlled by indigenous people.
Christian Cotroneo
May 3, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

The Charter Community of Délįne, a tiny community along Canada's Great Bear Lake, doesn't get a lot of visitors.

The place, centered on the town of Délįne, isn't an easy destination to reach. Most people fly there. In winter, you can drive along an ice road — nearly 200 miles of anxious motoring. But in recent years, there's been a flurry of visitors, some from as far away as Paris.

What's the reason for the sudden interest in a land that's as austere and cold as it is remote?

In 2014, the region began its journey to becoming a UNESCO biosphere. And not just any biosphere — there are 664 in the world — but one that would become the largest in North America at just over 36,000 square miles.

The Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve would cover the vast pristine lake as well as nearby Délįne Lake and the surrounding region.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hey citybirder! Ky here, I just had this fantastic bird land in my hand! I was scrolling the net and found your blog. We love our birds also.

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